Leanne Butler from Amesbury has signed up to climb Africa’s highest mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro – and raise funds for SSIT.
Leanne’s father – Brian Roberts – was a patient at the Salisbury Spinal Centre in 2006 when a motorcycle accident left him paralysed from the waist down. Thanks to the care he received in hospital, he was home within four months, and had bought his first adapted motorbike just two months later!
Since then he has gone on to adapt different motorbikes, converting brake pedals and gears to hand controls, and then making a rack for his wheelchair to go on the back. He’s currently riding a Canam Spyder which has two wheels front and back and is guaranteed attention wherever he goes!
Leanne said: “Dad has never let his disability affect his life and hobbies. Things are just a bit harder for him now! This fundraising expedition is my way of saying thank you to the staff that helped dad when he was first injured.”
Leanne’s Kilimanjaro Trek takes place with charity challenge organisers Discover Adventure begins at the end of February 2015.
Please visit Leanne’s online giving page.